Dee Sayce

Location: Hope Valley   /  Genre: Textiles and Coiled Basketry

Artist Statement

Intricate 3D woven and coiled basketry textile-based pieces, created in response to natural and found objects, using a range of techniques and large proportion of hand-spun and naturally dyed wool.
My love of walking takes me to many beautiful places, hills, forests, moorland, seashores, rivers etc. Whilst walking, I have natural tendency to pick up and put in my pocket objects that catch my eye, including leaves, stones, twigs, driftwood, shells, feathers etc. I then enjoy working with these as materials… maybe a piece of wood which has broken off in the wind, drifted into the sea for a couple of months and landed on a beach. I like to journey alongside it for a while, creating ways to weave my hand-spun in and around it, playing with the shapes, choosing colours and textures that I feel bring out its distinct character. The end results are as varied as the objects themselves.
During the Open Arts weekend I will be giving demonstrations of spinning, weaving and coiled basketry.

Venue Information

Rest Cafe Gallery
Anglers Rest Pub, Main Road
Hope Valley
S33 0DY

The Anglers Rest community pub, post office and café is on side of the main road running through Bamford, parking available at the rear of the building. The Rest Café Gallery is in and around the café area.

Disabled access is partial

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